Fly / Gnat / MosquitoSphaerophoria macrogaster

Hover Fly at Tathra, NSW

Sphaerophoria macrogaster at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Sphaerophoria macrogaster 6 Sep 2017 KerriLee155
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Sphaerophoria macrogaster 6 Sep 2017 KerriLee155
Unidentified 6 Nov 2016 KerryVance143

Author's notes

Possibly a Yellow-shouldered Hover Fly, Ischiodon scutellaris. It was on the same dandelion as a smaller species of hover fly.

1 comment

KerriLee155 wrote:
   6 Sep 2017
Hi Kerry - this appears to be Sphaerophoria macrogaster - the '3 full + 2 partial' yellow stripes on the long abdomen are a good match for the records in ALA. Cheers.

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Trichiocercus sparshalli at Tathra, NSW - 16 Nov 2016
Plusiodonta arctipennis at Tathra, NSW - 16 Nov 2016
Austrosalomona sp. at Tathra, NSW - 7 Nov 2016
Tortricinae sp. at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Scopula rubraria at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Dasypodia selenophora at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Chrysodeixis argentifera at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016
CHIRONOMIDAE (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016
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Laxta friedmani at Tathra, NSW - 19 Oct 2016
Oenochroma orthodesma at Tathra, NSW - 21 Oct 2015
Achaea janata at Tathra, NSW - 9 Mar 2015
Hippotion scrofa at Tathra, NSW - 5 Mar 2015
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Psilosticha absorpta at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013
Agrotis munda at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013
Hellula hydralis at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013
Pantydia sparsa at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013
Agathodes ostentalis at Tathra, NSW - 4 Mar 2013
Nyctemera amica at Tathra, NSW - 18 Oct 2012
Cnaphalocrocis poeyalis at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012
Trichoplusia orichalcea at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012
Dasygaster sp. at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012
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Hyalarcta huebneri at Tathra, NSW - 3 Apr 2012
Amata nigriceps at Tathra, NSW - 13 Feb 2012
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2011
Crypsiphona ocultaria at Tathra, NSW - 12 Apr 2010
Paroplites australis (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2010

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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